clinical inertia

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clinical inertia

Inaction by a prescriber when guidelines or optimal care would recommend a more aggressive course.
Synonym: therapeutic inertia
See also: inertia
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Bond et al., "Quantification of therapeutic inertia in primary care-based hypertension management," in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia Melbourne, p.
Hunter et al., "Prevalence of true therapeutic inertia in blood pressure control in an academic chronic kidney disease clinic," Journal of Clinical Hypertension, vol.
This creates substantial "therapeutic inertia" on both the provider and patient sides of treatment planning.

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